This Entry considers the constitution and definition of the field of comparative education in terms of its substantive content or object of study, its method, and its aims and purposes; the differentiation of comparative education from related fields such as international education, educational development, and area studies; and conceptual issues associated with the role of cultures and countries, or nation-states, as units of analysis in comparative education, not least the influence of increasing rates of globalization on the efficacy of culture as a unit of comparison. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
|Title of host publication||International Encyclopedia of Education|
|Editors||Penelope PETERSON, Eva BAKER, Barry MCGAW|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
CitationMason, M., & Evers, C. W. (2010). Comparative education: Philosophical issues and concepts. In P. Peterson, E. Baker, & B. McGraw (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education (3rd ed., pp. 257-265). Oxford: Elsevier.
- Area studies
- Comparative education
- Educational development
- Identity/definition of the field
- International education
- National culture